Berkeley Close (Women)
“Our main goal is to enhance the delivery of optimum independent living through reducing levels of dependence.”
32a Berkeley Close is a locked residential facility promoting community based recovery and reintegration.
Designed for patients with an acquired brain injury or neurological condition, and located in a quiet residential area close to Northampton centre, the service provides on-going support for patients moving through the National Brain Injury Centre (NBIC) rehabilitation pathway, and a stepping stone back to independent living.
Taking the next steps
Our overall treatment aim is to work with patients to maximise community reintegration by overcoming the difficulties presented by emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physical change due to brain injury. We seek to provide flexible non-institutionalised enablement that meets needs through an on-going process of individual planning in which patients are fully involved.
We provide a full range of psychological and occupational therapy programmes covering core to targeted psychological therapies, basic activities of daily living and community work placements. We aim to empower patients in their own therapies, and so our programmes and interventions:
- are highly structured and tailored to the individual
- provide constant support and guidance to reinforce appropriate behaviour and skills
- cater for those with intensive, complex and acute needs
- are delivered by a full time multidisciplinary team (MDT) to consistently support individual challenges
- offer individual and group therapy programmes tailored to specific needs
- address functional and behavioural issues such as communication, self-care, inhibition, interpersonal behaviour and aggression.
Who we care for
Berkeley Close caters for men and women aged over 18 with a formal psychiatric or neurological diagnosis who have a history of acquired brain injury. This may have resulted in cognitive deficits or behavioural change which require rehabilitation in a locked community setting. At Berkeley Close we can support people who are detained or who are eligible for detention under the Mental Health Act, and can address:
- inappropriate social behaviour
- risk of self-harm
- emotional problems
- cognitive problems
- other related physical problems.
Our patients will typically be able to engage and participate actively in the neurobehavioural programme.
32a Berkeley Close comprises a 15-bed male service on the first floor and a 14-bed mixed service on the ground floor, with facilities and therapies uniquely designed to help patients adapt to a residential environment. Facilities include:
- therapy areas for group or individual sessions
- self-catering facilities
- a leisure and games room
- accessible garden and patio areas
- a lounge area with satellite TV, DVD and stereo
- seclusion facilities.
Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers and community teams to support transition to the least restrictive environment.